Christmas time brings out the best in some people.
Take Jessie Tendayi, 54, for example. Jessie works at the cafeteria at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois.
She likes to save her money to buy something a little special for the patients at the hospital each Christmas. This year, she outdid herself!
On December 12, she set the bar very high for Santa – Jessie came to the hospital with 1,300 toys.
She bought all the toys with the $5,000 she had been saving for the past year.
All of the toys were purchased by Jessie too. She got the toys from stores like Walgreens and Family Dollar.
To the Chicago Tribune, Jessie said that she did what she had to – to make the children happy.
The toys were all laid out, and the children got to come down and do a little of their own shopping.
Each child got to pick the toy they wanted.
This is not the first year Jessie has done this. She started buying toys for the children in 2009.
In 2009, she bought 100 toys.
Since then, Jessie has purchased more and more toys, and this year 1,300 is the most she has ever been able to bring.
When asked why she does it, Jessie said that she saw the children in need, and wondered what she could do to help.
So, she saved money and now makes sure that all the children have something to play with – to try and help them forget their pain.
God Bless you Jessie! Merry Christmas!
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